World Link

For the last eight years, Sunset High School students have attended the “World Link Youth Town Meeting” at the University of San Diego’s Joan Kroc Center for Peace and Justice. Students have the opportunity to meet leaders and spokespersons from throughout our local communities and all over the globe. They participate in small and large group discussion sessions. Students are encouraged to express their point of view and become involved in local and global issues involving social justice. The goal of World Link is to promote international awareness and understanding among high school students. At the conference, our students are inspired to consider and model responsible global citizenship and to take what they have learned back to their school and communities.

WorldLink's Mission:Top of Page

  • Promote international awareness and understanding among students
  • Encourage critical thinking about international dynamics shaping global policies and economies, as well as local cultures and communities
  • Stimulate discussion among young people, leaders and activists about challenges in our multi-faceted and interconnected world
  • Provide a forum for curious and informed youth to add their voice to a civil atmosphere of problem solving.

History of World LinkTop of Page

In January each year, high school students from Tijuana and Southern California and exchange students from around the world gather in a free conference to consider local concerns from a global perspective. Global leaders representative of the United States Department of State and other public and private organizations bring their experiences to student delegates. Diplomats in residence and leading activists address topics that have ranged from global migration to human rights and share this event with student moderators and attendees. Student journalists from a number of participating high schools produce their own newspaper on the Youth Town Meeting, covering the topics and stories from their perspectives.

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